Checklist for an Accident in an Uber*

Ride sharing is a popular form of transportation. Uber is a leading ride share company. If you have been in an Uber, or any other ride sharing vehicle, that is in an accident and you suffered injuries or damages, you might be able to file a personal injury claim to recoup compensation for your damages.

You will have to show that the at-fault party acted negligently, and that negligence was the cause of your damages. There are four elements of negligence and all four must be proven – duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages.

All drivers have a duty to adhere to traffic laws. That duty is breached if a driver is speeding, runs a stop sign, or is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If that breach of duty causes a crash, such as running a stop sign causes a T-bone accident, and that crash leads to damages, such as whiplash and a broken arm, negligence has been proven.

What to Do at the Scene of an Accident

If you have been in an Uber, or any other ride sharing vehicle, that was in an accident, you will need to stay on the scene of crash. Here are some tips regarding what you should do.

  • Make sure the police are called so an accident report can be completed.
  • You will need to make sure you are listed as a passenger in the Uber, or any other ride sharing vehicle, on the accident report.
  • Get the names of and contact details for any eyewitnesses.
  • Take photos of the accident scene and of any damages with your smartphone.

What to Do After an Accident

After leaving the scene of the accident, there are several things that you need to do to preserve evidence and documentation. Here are some tips, so you can get your claim on track:

  • Establish medical care. You will need to get checked by a medical professional right away. Failure to do so can damage your personal injury claim.
  • Get a copy of the accident report.
  • Keep copies of medical records, medical bills, prescription receipts, and receipts for any medical devices or equipment.
  • Maintain documentation for missed work and lost wages.
  • Take notes regarding how your daily life is affected by your injuries. Note your inability to enjoy life and participate in hobbies.

Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been in an Uber, or any other ride sharing vehicle, that is in an accident, you may want to consult with a personal injury lawyer who is licensed in your state. Accident injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. Your attorney will not be compensated until you get a judgment or settlement for your damages.

Every state has a statute of limitations, so time is of the essence. If you wait too long, you cannot receive compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to get your claim on track today. You have nothing to lose.

*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Uber, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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